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Last Updated: Wednesday August 06 2008 11:52 GMT

Gerrard may miss Champions match

Steven Gerrard

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard could miss out on next week's Champions League qualifier against Standard Liege because he's hurt his leg.

He limped off the pitch with a thigh strain during Liverpool's 4-1 friendly win against Valerenga on Tuesday.

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has got his fingers crossed the 28-year-old will be fit enough to travel to Belgium for the 12 August fixture.

"It is a thigh strain. We need to wait but it could be one week," he said.